The Nikon D40 takes great shots right out of the box, but understanding the controls and features of the camera can really unleash its potential. This video explains how the cameras controls are designed to work together to capture the best image under all conditions. Each subject is contained in a separate chapter, so you can proceed at your own pace, and later come back to an individual topic. This 84 minute DVD can cut weeks or months off the learning curve for new D40 owners. Camera operation is broken down into easily understood components. Then the D40 owner is walked through real-world examples, building on the foundation already established. Many through-the-viewfinder examples make this camera much easier to understand and enjoyHere is a sampling of the subjects covered in the video: Simplifying the camera controls Digital Vari-Programs Autofocus brackets and modes Exposure modes Shutter priority setting Aperture priority / Depth of field Metering / Bracketing Exposure compensation ISO Understanding histograms Custom Settings menu White balance / Color temperature RAW (NEF) files Software tools: Picture Project and Photoshop Elements Composition Printing your favorite photos And much moreThe D40 is a feature-rich camera with almost infinite customization. This presentation explains not only what the controls are for, but how to use them effectively to obtain stunning results. Take better pictures than you ever dreamed possible. Youll come back to this video again and again.